Luan Madson Gedeão de Paiva

Luan Madson Gedeão de Paiva, simply known as Luan, (born 11 August 1990) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Japanese club V-Varen Nagasaki as a forward.

Luan
LuanAtletico2018.jpg
Luan with Atlético Mineiro in 2018
Personal information
Full name Luan Madson Gedeão de Paiva
Date of birth (1990-08-11) 11 August 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth São Miguel dos Campos, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
V-Varen Nagasaki
Number 10
Youth career
Atlético Sorocaba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Atlético Sorocaba 79 (35)
2012Ponte Preta (loan) 17 (2)
2013–2019 Atlético Mineiro 171 (24)
2020– V-Varen Nagasaki 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:32, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, Luan graduated from Atlético Sorocaba's youth setup, and made his senior debuts in 2008, as his side was crowned champions of Copa Paulista.[1] During his spell at the club he was also the top scorer of both 2011 and 2012 Campeonato Paulista Série A2 campaigns, scoring 25 goals combined.

In July 2011 Luan was a part of Comercial de Ribeirão Preto squad for the club's tour in Europe. He impressed during his time, and was offered a trial at FC Basel; however, the latter and Atlético Sorocaba failed to reach an agreement, and he returned to Brazil.[2] On 1 June 2012 he was loaned to Ponte Preta until December.[3]

Luan made his Ponte – and Série A – debut on 8 July 2013, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 home win against Palmeiras.[4] He scored his first professional goal on 14 October, netting the first of a 1–2 away loss against Fluminense.[5]

On 4 December 2012, the Campinas club bought 40% of Luan's rights from Atlético Sorocaba, for R$ 1.2 million.[6] Four days later, however, he signed a four-year deal with Atlético Mineiro.[7]

Luan became an important figure for Galo after Bernard's departure to FC Shakhtar Donetsk, appearing regularly. He was an important offensive unit for the club during the 2013 Copa Libertadores championship, used mainly as a substitute.

After contributing with seven goals in the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Luan struggled severely with injuries in the following years.

Career statisticsEdit

As of 24 September 2017[8]
Club Season League State League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Sorocaba 2008 Paulista A2 0 0 20[a] 2 20 2
2009 19 6 2 0 12[a] 2 33 8
2010 13 4 18[a] 5 31 9
2011 23 12 23 12
2012 24 13 24 13
Total 79 35 2 0 50 9 131 44
Ponte Preta 2012 Série A 17 2 0 0 17 2
Atlético Mineiro 2013 Série A 35 3 12 4 2 0 12[b] 2 2[c] 1 63 10
2014 20 5 0 0 8 5 1[d] 0 29 10
2015 26 7 14 5 2 0 8[b] 0 50 12
2016 8 1 5 3 3 0 5[b] 0 1[e] 0 22 4
2017 12 0 4 1 2 0 2[b] 0 1[e] 0 21 1
Total 101 16 35 13 17 5 27 2 5 1 185 37
Career total 118 18 114 48 19 5 27 2 55 10 333 83
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Copa Paulista
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in FIFA Club World Cup
  4. ^ Appearance(s) in Recopa Sudamericana
  5. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Primeira Liga

HonoursEdit

Atlético Sorocaba
Atlético Mineiro

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Que venha a Copa do Brasil" [Let Copa do Brasil come] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Cruzeiro do Sul. 30 November 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Luan espera, enfim, ter oportunidade num clube grande" [Luan awaits to, finally, have an opportunity in a big team] (in Portuguese). Cruzeiro do Sul. 4 May 2012. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Luan está a caminho da Ponte" [Luan heading to Ponte] (in Portuguese). Cruzeiro do Sul. 1 June 2012. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Com time reserva e falha de Deola, Palmeiras perde para a Ponte Preta" [With the reserves and Deola's mistake, Palmeiras loses to Ponte Preta] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Flu busca virada polêmica sobre a Ponte e mantém folga na liderança" [Flu gets polemic comeback over Ponte and keeps advantage in leadership] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Ponte compra 40% do passe de Luan e esfria pretensão do Atlético-MG" [Ponte buys 40% of Luan's rights and cools down Atlético Mineiro's interest] (in Portuguese). Globo Esporte. 4 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Mesmo lesionado, atacante Luan assina com Atlético-MG por 4 anos" [Even being injured, forward Luan signs with Atlético Mineiro for 4 years] (in Portuguese). Terra. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  8. ^ Luan at Soccerway. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

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